Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Changes in the Prices of Apple in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of apple monthly.

The data below show the changes in the price indexes of apple between 1970 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 1kg apples (yen)
1970 42.6 213
1971 45.7 229
1972 39.6 198
1973 42.6 213
1974 47.7 239
1975 62.5 313
1976 63.7 319
1977 66.5 333
1978 67.6 339
1979 74.7 374
1980 71.4 358
1981 75.1 376
1982 73.8 370
1983 62.8 315
1984 70.4 353
1985 81.5 408
1986 69.5 348
1987 66.8 335
1988 64.5 323
1989 71.8 360
1990 80.7 404
1991 87.3 437
1992 90.6 454
1993 82.7 414
1994 92.3 462
1995 82.7 414
1996 86.6 434
1997 85 426
1998 89.1 446
1999 91.4 458
2000 88.4 443
2001 91.6 459
2002 79.5 398
2003 84 421
2004 95.2 477
2005 89.5 448
2006 94.4 473
2007 96.3 482
2008 84.3 422
2009 78.9 395
2010 100 501
2011 87.3 437
2012 102.5 514
2013 93.2 467
2014 100 501

The next graph shows the changes in 1 kg apples price from 1970 to 2014.

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Source is Statistics Bureau. 消費者物価指数 (CPI) 結果

www.stat.go.jp/data/cpi/historic.htm

www.e-stat.go.jp/SG1/estat/Csvdl.do?sinfid=000011288549

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Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.